Niagara Gazette


May 1, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 1

Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft from the 4800 block of Lockport Road. An employee of a construction company told police that sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Tuesday someone entered an area on the business’ property, where vehicle’s are stored, by cutting through a fence. The victim said tires were taken off several vehicles.

• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery in the 700 block of Townsend Place. Officers said they responded to a call at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and found a delivery man “bloody from head to toe.” The deliveryman told the officers he first went to deliver food at an address in that area earlier in the evening, but residents at the address said they hadn’t ordered anything. The restaurant then received another call, asking about the delivery and giving a different address on Townsend Place. The delivery man said when he went to the new address, there were four to five male suspects standing on the porch and another four to five male suspects came running from the side of the home and attacked him. The victim said two of his attackers had handguns and one of the weapons was held to the side of his head. The suspects took $27 worth of food and $100 from the victim’s wallet.

• ARREST: Two people were arrested on multiple charges after a shoplifting incident in the 300 block of 19th Street at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday. Lynn T. John, 21, 35 Hare Road, Irving, and Chelsea King, 21, 1774 Falls St., were each charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and petit larceny. The pair are accused of taking a couple of malt liquor beverages without paying for them and then being uncooperative with and scuffling with police.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and weapons charges after a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 19th Street at 1 a.m. Wednesday. Rudolph Valentino Byrd Jr., 27, 551 Ninth St., was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, failure to keep right and an equipment violation. 

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